Variant of NAICS 2002 - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector

541E - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, except ICT

This special aggregation 'Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, except ICT' comprises the portion of NAICS subsector 541 'Professional, Scientific and Technical Services' that does not relate to information and communication technology products

The NAICS subsector 541 'Professional, Scientific and Technical Services' comprises establishments primarily engaged in activities in which human capital is the major input. These establishments make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis. The individual industries of this subsector are defined on the basis of the particular expertise and training of the service provider.

The main components of this subsector are legal services industries, accounting and related services industries, architectural, engineering and related services industries, surveying and mapping services industries, design services industries, management, scientific and technical consulting services industries, scientific research and development services industries, and advertising services industries.

The distinguishing feature of this subsector is the fact that most of the industries grouped in it have production processes that are almost wholly dependent on worker skills. In most of these industries, equipment and materials are not of major importance. Thus, the establishments classified in this subsector sell expertise. Much of the expertise requires a university or college education, though not in every case.

Establishments primarily engaged in providing instruction and training in a wide variety of subjects and those primarily engaged in providing health care by diagnosis and treatment are not included in this subsector.

Variant of NAICS 2002 - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector - Classification structure
Code Title
5411Legal Services Legal Services
5412Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services
5413Architectural, Engineering and Related Services Architectural, Engineering and Related Services
5414Specialized Design Services Specialized Design Services
5416Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
5417Scientific Research and Development Services Scientific Research and Development Services
5418Advertising and Related Services Advertising and Related Services
5419Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
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